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people had a chance to swim with a really big shark in the waters off palm beach. a captain who owns a local dive company says it's only the fifth whale shark he's seen in 20 years. they're called whale sharks because of, well, the size. they only heat plankton and not people. thank goodness! >>> and, hey, there, everybody! welcome to this cnn saturday morning. take a look at what we're watching this morning. another royal wedding! yes. it's not just over in england. we're keeping an eye on royal weddings. this is a live picture happening right now. and who you're seeing right now, right there is prince albert of monaco. he's having a big ceremony right now, marrying his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. this is ceremony ii. the smaller one was yesterday. the big one is today and all of monaco is invited. we have got a shot of the bride, that i have seen this morning, and you know what, just in time, they switched over. and i'll let you see a picture of the bride as well. there she is, who is now her serene highness after a civil ceremony yesterday. but, again, tod
>>> good thursday, everybody. i'm contessa brewer covering the big news coast to coast. we begin with breaking news out of texas, where authorities have arrested an army private assigned to fort campbell, kentucky. officials found bomb-making materials in his hotel room. that arrest came after someone reportedly overheard the private threatening to stage an attack on the army post at fort hood. fort hood was the scene of a deadly shooting attack in november 2009. major nadal hassan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others. pete williams has the latest from washington now. pete, what do you know about this arrest of the private? >> reporter: right. well, good afternoon. you saw killeen, texas on that map. that's where he was arrested. he's a private first class assigned to fort campbell, but arrested in texas yesterday and according to law enforcement officials, what happened is he went into a gun store in killeen, texas and was asking questions that the gun store owner thought was suspicious. he was also buying smokeless powder which can be used for a variety
morning steve and alison big hello welcome back. >> thank you tuck. i experienced dry heat i will talk about it later in the show. >> we had something from another world over the weekend temperatures a little better today i want to stress, low 90s decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms could use those this is generally a good news monday forecast let's look at our satellite radar, again we will start with radar gain showers off to the south and east, heavy rain in spots across southern maryland during the overnight hours they had a flash flood warning, but you can see here in the immediate washington area, fairly quiet conditions there is a lot of haze and humidity in the atmosphere. temperature not comfortable, regan national, 81 degrees. 76 dulles, 75 at the naval air station and 75 hagueers town. partly sunny condition, thunderstorms developing later, highs upper 80s low 90s again our best chance of rain this week let's hope we get a little bit before sunshine returns tomorrow more details in the forecast in a coupling minutes lauren. >>> we are still dealing with two
off the day with a big parade and festival. city leaders say even in these cash-strapped time it's important to promote community and choose to spend the $7500 needed to host the event. >> in order to stay together, we have to have events like this to bring us all together as one. >> we as a city struggle to become a city. we're a fairly young city and we know what it's like to survive and to struggle and try to improve the community. in some ways that is what the country is. >> east palo alto resident maria henry raised flags at the parade to show her support for the country and east palo alto. >>> the party continued with a firework display. ktvu's eric rasmussen in palo alto with highlights from the first fireworks show in that city's history. >> reporter: ken, it was the very first one. had he finished firing off the grand finale, maybe 10-15 minutes ago. maybe a few hundred people out here. they are starting to make their way out by now. maybe not a huge crowd, but city officials told me this was really a dry run as had he it try to make this an annual tradition. they led
event, with family and friends. it could be weeks before we know how the 27-year-old died. her big comeback last month didn't go so well. hln's dr. drew said that she needed more time outside of the spotlight to get her life together. >> what they need to do is drop out and not worry about their job. if many months or years before they return to something like touring for a musical performance. >> okay, let's talk quickly about the suspect in the norway killings, anders behring breivik. he reportedly admitted that he carried out friday rampage. he claimed that the attacks were necessary to combat the colonization of norway. he said that his son must be mentally ill. >> translator: i'll never have more contact with him. in my darkest moments. whether than killing those kids, he should have taken his own life. >>> now i'm going to put a monster sum on the money on the screen and i'm going to use the viewer discretion line. because the figure is shock ingly big. $130 billion. roughly the gross domestic product of new zealand. it's the amount of u.s. businesses will spend this year dur
. >>> big news about the debt ceiling talks. we might see a big shift in the negotiations. the president is going to meet with top senate and house leaders and democratic officials tell us he's prepared to put medicare and social security changes on the table. that's a big about face and it drives home the urgency of the debt situation. >> my expectation is that over the next week to two weeks, that congress working with the white house comes up with a deal that solves our deficit, solves our debt problems, and makes sure that our credit is protected. >> obama is hoping that republicans will support some tax increases or the closing of some tax loopholes or credits. that is going to be a hard sell. here's what republican senator rand paul of kentucky told cnn. >> some of the most conservative members of the senate and house will raise the debt ceiling con tint gent on three items. we want significant cuts, stater to caps like pay as you go, and then we want a balanced budget amendment. if we get these, we'll agree to raise the debt ceiling. >> democratic officials say the president wants
and we did receive a report of one fatality. >> pamela, christine here, how big is the area the researchers are searching and what are they dealing with in terms of conditions and weather there? >> the coast guard hasn't left yet. we're waiting for the sun to come up before we conduct a search. when we do, we will conduct a thorough and exhaustive search of the area, we cover hundreds of square miles of water and we'll be doing that as soon as the sun comes up. >> do we know any -- any sense of this vessel, you told us 100 foot fishing vessel, is its weather that caused it to capsize? >> yes, ali. we received a report that they had hit some rough weather on sunday morning and the boat had capsized and sank almost immediately. the vessel was close enough to shore where some people were actually able it to swim to shore and they had to notify authorities when they got on land. >> petty office ser pamela bailen, we'll check in with you later. >>> former serb commander ratko mladic kicked out of court this morning. the judge removing mladic from the chambers after multiple disru
the nation and getting worse before it gets better. >>> closing court a big city has to turn people away because the money has run out. is this any way for courts in america to do business? >>> family ties. if you have the gene that raises your risk of alzheimer's disease, would you want to know about it? tonight the story of a family that had to make that decision. >>> making a difference for noble animals that deserve a better life. >>> and coming in for a very last time. >>> and coming in for a very last time. nightly news begins right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. they tell us the scientific explanation is this. high pressure compressing the air, cooking the air and ramming it down on top of us and holding it there. but here's the real problem. there are now 34 states where there are heat advisories or heat warnings. one million square miles of our country where folks are being warned about the heat tonight. this heat, the severe heart of it, affects 141 million americans as it's moved over big population centers, we can see how it's gotten wors
by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the fore
about today. the jury in the casey anthony murder trial got a big job to do this holiday. deliberations are expected to begin in a few more hours. first, the prosecution has some rebutting to do. the defense claims the state did not prove that case say anthony killed her daughter caylee but they played with the jury's emotions. >> you see the strategy behind that is, is if you hate her, if you think she's a lying, no good slut, then you will start to look at this evidence in a different light. you will start to, oh, wait a minute, maybe i'm seeing something that's not there and start to actually discriminate against her rather than give her the standard that is afforded to each and every citizen in our country. >> the trial in orlando gets under way at 8:30 eastern. the judge warned the jury today will be a long way for them. >>> fox news politics on twitter, someone has clearly hacked the twitter handle. the site is putting up all kinds of insane, inappropriate and untrue tweets about president obama. basically april fool's type stuff that isn't funny. we reached out to fox and twitter
for a lot more spending cuts later on. they are running out of room to cut. you will remember the big spending bill earlier this year cut tens of billions of dollars. so if you take a step back and you look at the entire forest there's a lot of spending cuts going on. lot of real spending cuts democrats are arguing that they are going to hurt a lot of people. so those certainly are accounting tricks. in terms of that last little margin to get to the point where they are cutting more than they are raising the debt ceiling which is what republican leaders wanted to do, they needed to rely on some creative use of cbo accounting methods. >> right. this is also interesting, though. even if he does get john boehner, that is, the house, even if he does get the conservatives to fall in lynn and go ahead and vote for this, there seems to be question about whether it will get out of the senate. have you 53 senators, two independents, included who said they are not going to support boehner's proposal. now we are looking at another proposal perhaps harry reid's proposal which the cbo also downgra
supporters her husband marcus has been the key to her 33 years of happy marriage. >> i have a very big advantage because marcus has his p hd in counseling and he's a marriage counselor. >>reporter: dr. box map brand of counseling highly controversial and could become a campaign issue. >> here's my husband dr. marcus bachmann. >>reporter: operating out of municipal app police he rns a christian counseling firm co-owned with his wife at take place according to former patients has tried to convert gay men into heterosexuals through prayer. >> if his path for my therapy would be to pl read the bible. pray that god i would no longer be gaishtion andrew of minneapolis was 17 when the family sent him to bachmann and associates where he says a counselor working for bachmann tried unsuccessfully to save him from his sen. >> good would forgive me if i was straight. >>reporter: dr. become man described homosexual as bar bayern denied as false statement 5 years ago reports his clinic tries to than covert guys men to straight. but upped cover video shot just last month inside the building by a
point. that's not a big deal. a lot of that is tied to greece and not what's happening in washington, is it not? >> reporter: let's put this into perspective. broadly speaking you could say the following. if there is no deal on this debt problem by that deadline in early august, if there is no deal you will probably see the stock market retreat big time. if surprise surprise there is a deal, and the debt ceiling is raids and we borrow some more money and we don't default, you can expect stocks to go straight up. that's the situation we are in. what i'm saying is you are going to see an awful lot of up and down with your money hour by hour. that's the way this week is going to be. bill: stuart varney. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is saying she is sure a debt deal with be reached. >> i'm confident congress will do the right thing and secure a deal on the debt ceiling. and work with president obama to take the steps necessary to improve our long-term fiscal outlook. bill: no coincidence she made those comments in hong kong. can both side make a deal? senator ron johnson, a ne
brewer, covering the big news from coast to coast. the big story today, casey anthony will be out of jail in less than one week. moments ago, we learned the florida mother acquitted of murdering her own 2-year-old daughter will be released next wednesday, july 13th. on tuesday, she was convicted on all counts of lying to police. this morning, judge belvin perry announced what that would cost her. >> i will sentence you to one year in the orange county jail, imposing a $1,000 fine on each count. all four counts to run consecutive to each other, giving you credit for the time that you have previously served. >> that credit amounted to just over 1,000 days. let's go live now to orlando. nbc is outside the courthouse with the very latest on what has happened this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, richard. that was six days short of the worst case scenario for those protesters that gathered around this morning outside the courtroom. certainly not comforting, not even six weeks or six months, not even six years is anywhere near what they wanted or what they consid
are signing up to be officially married in the big apple. >>> but first, the chance of storms rolling in today. we'll check out the time line to find out exactly when coming up. >>> time for weather and traffic on the ones. good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. we're in 70s throughout most of the region. and right by the bay, in the mountains it's near 70. and there are some showers coming out of the ohio valley just coming into western west virginia. there are a few lingering showers in the lower eastern shore this morning. sunrise at 6:03, there's the hazy sky over the monuments now. by noontime, we'll be near 90. and by mid-afternoon, the low 90s. a bit cooler, but still humid. and late afternoon, we'll likely get some thunderstorms popping up. and the main threat today and into tonight will be heavy downpours from thunderstorms coming through all the way until around midnight. then after that, much nicer weather moves in. we'll look at that the rest of the week coming up at 5:21. how's traffic? >> well, if you're taking the rails, so far you're off to a great start. no delays to rep
. >> you know, there's a big question that i have here about trading partners. we were looking at the evolution of countries and populations over the next 40 years. a new report says that in 40 years out, india is going to become -- push united states out of the number two spot and become the second largest. >> that's right. china's set to be the biggest trader by 2015. india is to take over the united states by 2015 as number two. this is a huge surprise. what's behind india's rise? >> they'll benefit from the rise in trade between emerging markets. between the brick economies and they're creating new winners and that will include india. >> very interesting. the report from the u.s. census population that it will become the most populous country. >>> take a look at this video. it's a little creepy. it's a dentist robot. a lifelike patient that dentist in training train on in japan. the robot -- look at this. it's creepy. it can sneeze, move her head. cough a little bit. the dentist can get actual training without actually hurting anyone. i'm probably a little -- i'm happier th
. the president came out and said republicans, you have to do a big deal and by the way, if you are thinking about an interim plan, forget it, i'm not going to do it. >> i found it interesting because he basically said both sides had to get used to some sacrifice. brian, you and i had the debate yesterday on radio whether or not he would have that particular tone. but that's what he said. i found it interesting he said we should attack this right now, although a month ago he wasn't even involved in these talks. you have to ask him why the sudden urgency now. the other question is is that august 2nd deadline, could tim geithner just push that date a little bit more down the road or is that hard and firm? >> well, here is the -- >> it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. we might as well do it now. pull off the bandaid, eat our peas. now is the time to do it. if not now, when? i'm prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. and i expect the other side should be willing to do the same thing if they mean what they say. >> it's amazing. yesterday the presid
. >>> and this is an ipad for $69. the big mistake that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> i want to start with another apology today. this from rupert murdoch. responding to the hacking scandal from the u.k. what this shows you, this tape, it is murdock going into a meeting with the family of the murdered british teenager. it was that teenager's hacked voice mails that sparked the outrage into the scandal. listen. >> shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. >> mr. murdoch, will you tell us what you said to the family? >> if you just keep silent for a minute. it was a totally private meeting. >> keep your head down, mate. >> i'm the founder of the company. i was appalled to find out i apologize. i have nothing more to say. >> nothing more to say at that moment. he did have more he went on to say. murdoch posted an ad in several british newspapers. he said, "we are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected." the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account. it failed when it came to it self. rebekah brooks oversa
was the scene like outside? we're showing some of the video here, people had signs up but how big of a crowd, how rowdy of a crowd? >> reporter: there were hundreds of people out there. the emotions seemed to be just the same as what we had seen outside the courthouse, particularly after the verdict was read. this time there was a sense of a moment, a crescendo of emotion right there at the moment of release. people gathered there just for anticipating that event, they were prepared to shout the things they had been thinking about for the past couple of weeks. it was that moment, everything did transpire peacefully, again, there was a heavy police presence. there were a lot of officers on horseback to make sure the crowd stayed where they were supposed to stay and the suv casey anthony was in was able to leave without any problems what sofr. this transpired in a matter of seconds. she walked out, she got into a vehicle, the vehicle sped away on to the expressway. minutes after that, the hundreds of people that were there dispersed and presumably went home. >> david mattingly, we appreciate i
for big businesses. >> if everybody else is willing to take on their sacred cows, i think it would be hard for the republicans to stand there and say that the tax break for corporate jets is sufficiently important. >> reporter: republican senator john cornyn fired back. >> what i'm concerned about is the president by not seriously putting a proposal forward but rather just criticizing those who have, will run it up against the deadline. >> reporter: meanwhile the people vying for the president's jobber were also hard at work this weekend. former utah governor jon huntsman barn stormed in new hampshire, which hosts the nation's first primary. minnesota representative michele bachmann was out in full force in iowa, six weeks ahead of the state's straw poll. she is running neck and neck with presumed front runner mitt romney, according to a recent state poll, and this weekend she tried to build on that nmomentu. lesser known candidate businessman herman cain, also tried to shore up support in the hawk why state, stumping at a godfather pizza, the company he used to run. the seoul african-amer
this morning. a fire at one of the apartment complexes at the big rossmoor retirement community in walnut creek. look at that footage. it started at 6:45 last night. fire crews stopped it from spreading to nearby buildings and luckily no serious injuries reported. >>> gay and lesbian military veterans joined the lgbt community here in san francisco to celebrate the end of "don't ask, don't tell." yesterday, president obama formally ended the ban on gays in the military that has stood for nearly a century. >>> tomorrow is hand-holding day at the contemporary jewish museum in san francisco. that is going on from 9 a.m. to noon. it's in response to an incident last week in which a security guard told a lesbian couple that hand-holding was not allowed. the museum says the guard's actions do not reflect museum policy. >>> the san francisco medical examiner's finding that suspect harding apparently killed himself has further inflamed people in the bayview. you might remember this story. 19-year-old kenneth harding who you see there was shot while being chased by police through the bayview last weeken
francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling fofo help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch-black ocean water forced to cling for life using w wtever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: the mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find the seven missing men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. it's day 47 of this e
bay area man while vacationing in hawaii. police say 22-year-old paul of sunny vale died on the big island of hawaii. they say he was climbing a seaside cliff on monday when a wave knocked him down. rescue crews found his body in the ocean about a hundred yards from shore. >>> on saturday 44-year-old david pots fell 20 feet down into a blowhole on the island of maui. his body was never recovered and a search has been called off. >>> a memorial service will be held in san francisco today for the only man confirmed dead after that tragic fishing trip in mexico. his body washed ashore after the fishing boat capsized and sank off the coast of baja, california, on july 3rd. the u.s. coast guard is no longer looking for the seven men still missing but their families say they will continue to push lawmakers to have the coast guard resume the search. >>> tonight a fundraiser will be held in san francisco to mark the 29th birthday of shane bower, one of the two uc berkeley graduates still imprisoned in iran. bower and josh have been in prison for nearly two years now. bower saffian say was r
something was wrong early sunday morning. >> he was on top deck when he heard some noise and saw the big wave coming and he ran down to the cabin and woke everybody up. and by the time everybody came out, they were already in nine feet of water. there was no warning. if it wasn't for jim miller, the outcome would have been totally different. >> he saw how exhausted those survivors are. they were expected to be coming home two days ago but now they are going to stay and it's not clear how long. they are monitoring the search. they want their missing brethren to come back. >> joe, you mentioned that the captain wasn't arrested. but have we heard, is he cooperating with investigators? >> reporter: he is speaking with investigators and in fact, there was supposed to be a news conference this evening. we are not sure of the timetable on that but he was going to participate with that, as well. this was a sudden storm. roberta tells me whereas you can predict some storms, you can't predict the severity and this one hit like a whammy in the middle of the night. >> and massive waves. thank you, j
really is causing a big slow down on 880 northbound coming up through san leandro. looks like maybe only a couple lanes are getting through on this crash northbound 880 before 98 southbound traffic may be slowing as well because of the crash. let's go out and take a look at some other things. 237 nice commute there crossing 880 and getting up to 101. and if you're driving in contra costa county, highway 4 of course slow. and 680's also slow heading north up to the benicia bridge. for the rest of walnut creek and concord commute looks pretty good. 6:21. let's go to steve. >>> sal, thank you, sir. we have low clouds and fog. not much there yesterday but it's arrived today. it will burn off. we'll have sunshine today. but mild to warm. i don't think we're going to warm up that much. we'll still stay slightly below average for inland temps and plenty of low clouds and fogs keep temperatures in the 60s and 70s. see it's built in rapidly but some areas are reporting not just low clouds but fog. westerly breeze coming right through the golden gate out to the delta keeps temperatures in check. 5
responsive because we make a big move like this there's a possibility of bottle necks or other problems you don't foresee. >> earlier today in my first round of questioning you indicated the agency is going to work hard to have a balance between regulatory actions and environmental oversight can also economic development and maximizing value of the taxpayers assets so my last question is will you commit to ensure the american people the department of interior to the extent you can speak for them will fulfill its obligation to promote the economic well-being of the country and the citizens while on the other hand regulates the safety of offshore operations? >> yes and to be clear its boem and bsef it will be expeditiously developing resources with adequate protection to the environment. >> we have your commitment? >> yes. estimates before. >> the time has expired. the gentleman from georgia, mr. harris. specs before mr. chairman and mr. bromwich for appearing to be my little concerned with the response to the gentleman from new jersey that you gave that we have folks in charge of the departm
in new york city. here's why. big area of high pres keeping that jet stream way up to the north. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch owned newspapers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers. he said those papers used people to gather information on, his words, known c
really cooling off the bay area past 2 or 3 days. still a big factor in our forecast. you can see is showing up nicely on the weather maps. as we come in tighter. insceneing overcast toward santa rosa, the airport reporting mostly cloudy skies. oakland reporting partly cloudy skies san francisco, there you go, mostly cloudy conditions and possibly some drizzle showing up as well. this was the scene, today, looking out toward alcatraz, barely picking it out because of the clouds in the distance. -- fog in the distance. part of our forecast, tonight tonight, we do have increasing la jolla clouds, tomorrow, we'll stick with that theme. extended forecast, a bump in the numbers showing up on the weather map. overnight lows, tomorrow morning, 50s with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies, san francisco 53, san jose, 54, tomorrow, after the overcast, just a little warmer, about 2 to 4 degrees from today's highs, you see the winds picking up as well, southwest around 20 to possibly 25-miles an hour. as we do take this into monday and especially tuesday, the cooler weather system moves fro
francisco's big 4th of july celebration. tens of thousands are expected to gather on the embarcadero to watch the fireworks. today at municipal pier at the foothill of van ness avenue, crews weries logged the shells for the pyrospectacular. organizers say about 2,000 fireworks will be shot into the sky during the 20-minute show. >> we have always got new products every year. so wait and see. there is a lot of nice stuff and clear skies. so it will be fun and exciting. >> clear skies is what we're hoping for. if you are planning to head to the city to see the fireworks, police suggest you take public transition. if you take bart, the closest station is the embarcadero bart station. we have an interactive man and you can find them on "the weekend extra tab," on ktvu.com. >>> a hazmat crew was sent to a hotel after i housekeeper's unusual discovery. the maid found what was first believed to be a mental lab n- at la quinta inn in berkeley. police say there were various powders in mixtures and containers. nearby rooms and corridors were evacuated as a precaution. the chemicals though tu
them and this one will leave a big bite mark. >> is that a valid excuse? that maybe some staffer read it? >> i find that mind-boggling. such a statement would scream out to you as just incredibly wrong. that you cannot -- if you are a first-year student in high school and you read that statement, that's fwot to send up some alarms to you that says -- wait a minute. we can't sign this sort of thing. and particularly, not so much probably in the republican primary. if she does get into the general election, this sort of thing with independent voters just kills you dead. it's a nonstarter because it's such a fringe sort of way of thinking of things. >> it's also interesting that -- >> i would say that's probably why they didn't look at it. because i agree with you. had i read this and any of the republicans i talked to, they would say -- what the heck is this? i just think someone wasn't paying attention when they were doing their job. >> even in the explanation this group has put out, where retracted it, they did the classic -- this can be -- i'm sorry if you misconstrued this. they're
money than you're taking in, you need to spend less of it. there's no symptom of big government more menacing than our debt. break its grip, and we begin to liberate our economy and our future. bill: we've been talking about this issue for months, and we are down to that critical time. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer. and a big welcome to jamie colby. jamie: you think we'll make it before august 2nd? how you feeling? bill: we'll see. jamie: we'll know more after the next two hours. absolutely. great to have you all here. harry reid and speaker boehner both have their own plans, presenting their own debt deals last night. boehner's plan cuts $3 trillion over the next ten years raising the debt limit by more than $2.5 trillion, and guess what? no tax hikes. bill: reid's plan includes more than $2.5 trillion in cuts over ten years raising the debt limit by $2.4 trillion and, also, no tax hikes. or as they like to call them in washington these days, revenue. stuart varney of fox business, good morning, my friend. how you doing? you're a financial man, what was your takeaway from
for those of us dealing with the very hot weather. back to you. >> thanks. >>> the big dust storm that hit arizona this week is now making it difficult for some people to breathe. the storm swept through the phoenix area on tuesday, swallowing the city's skyline. since then are the air has remained hazeied and dusty. and right now doctors across the phoenix area say they are busy treating patients suffering from asthma and other breathing problems. common symptoms include wheezing and coughing. >> i would equate it to walking to a smoke-filled room, something like that. that kind of thing, where even people with normal lungs get a little irritated. but imagine somebody with some -- inflammation. >> doctors say the best advice for people in the phoenix area is just to stay inside, until the air clears up. >>> the death toll from the tornado in may, that ripped through joplin, missouri, is now at 159. the city's public information office recently released a statement saying a woman has died from her injuries. the announcement was the first in two weeks regarding any deaths related to the sto
of the big items on their to do list is a deal to cut the budget deficit and raise the federal debt limit. joining us is senior white house correspondent bill plante. what is the latest on the negotiations? >> reporter: they are deadlocked. still, no further schedule of talks between the white house and coning. republicans remain opposed to any kind of new taxes. and democrats are just as adamant that there has to be some kind of new revenue. congress has raise the debt ceiling 102 times since it was first instituted in 1917. and ten times in the last decade. but never before have the stakes been so high where democrats and republicans so unwilling to budge. norm is a longtime student of congress. >> normally, what you see in these negotiations is tough stances but at least some willingness to go, not halfway, but a quarter of the way where the other side is. >> reporter: in 1983, republican president ronald regulariagan supported a rise. he wrote. nor have democrats always been in favor of raising the limit. in 2006, then senator barack obama voted against an increase, a voed he later ad
's no symptom of big government more menacing than our debt. break its grip, and we begin to liberate our economy and our future. >> i'm asking you all to make your voice heard. if you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of congress know. >> reporter: enough people did, presumably supporters as well as opponents, that the speaker's web site crashed along with those of a couple of other republicans and at least one democrat. republicans say the president wants a long-term debt ceiling hike to keep it out of his re-election bid. democrats say the bond rating agencies want a long-term hike. a short-term one, they say, would risk a downgrade of this country's credit rating, and that would hike credit interest rates on everyone. jon: the overwhelming number of calls coming into senate offices are urging members to oppose the president's call for tax increases, so we'll see. wendall goler, thank you. jenna: for more on this developing story, we're joined by a congressman who says both sides are responsible for the mess we're in. congressman bill pascal of new jerse
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